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Why I Prefer to Measure in Grams

Why I Prefer to Measure in Grams

Italians typically measure ingredients by weight, in grams. Specifically when making careful measurements (tapioca, for example) it’s imperative to have accurate amounts.

If you use too much, your entire cake will become like glue. Measuring out 20 grams is much easier than 7/10th of an ounce. Besides, the only numbers you need to know for the metric system are 10, 100 and 1,000.

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Oh, and did I mention that every country in the world uses it, besides the U.S.? And since this blog is read by people from all sorts of places, I like to keep it simple.

A digital scale is the most precise tool to measure. Baking without one is quite impossible.

If you are stuck over which baking scale to buy, you can simply grab the one I use to measure in grams. It’s affordable, tested and it works well!

Why I prefer to measure in grams

MEASURING LIQUIDS: For convenience, I often measure liquids in grams too. Simply pour them into a bowl on your scale and you’re ready to bake!

CAUTION: If you do decide to convert the measurements from grams to ounces or cups, you can use this website.

Since every ingredient has a unique conversion ratio, be sure to enter the specific food you’re trying to convert in the form. 100 gr of almonds has a different volume that 100 gr of almond flour!

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I hope this little guide on why I prefer to measure in grams was useful. Happy baking and let me know if you have any questions!

Ambra

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4 Comments

  • Anna November 22, 2016 10:09 am

    Hi Ambra

    I LOVE it! You have basically summed up all the reasons why metric is da bomb ; )

    From a completely biased Australian 😀

    • ambra November 22, 2016 8:22 pm

      Lol!! Thanks for the feedback Anna!
      I just like to keep things simple 😉 …Life is already complicated enough and I don’t want to do math when I am trying to relax in the kitchen!!

      Ciao!!

      Ambra

  • Jacinta Keeble December 12, 2017 10:15 pm

    I like using grams too! It’s a lot more accurate and also I use a Thermomix which measures everything in grams.
    I think the brand of ingredients is important too, no two coconut or banana flours are exactly alike – some are more course or absorbent than others.

    • ambra December 13, 2017 1:15 am

      I totally agree with you Jacinta, so much more accurate, especially for tricky ingredients like tapioca starch! I’ll need to check out Thermomix too, thanks for bringing it to my attention!

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